When he isn’t signing up new members for Beautiful Newtonville, Tim Stone heads Thought Leadership and public opinion research for Sun Life Financial. With fifteen years’ experience in public relations, he ran a financial and philanthropic research foundation for West Coast Money Manager Claude Rosenberg and started his career as a Merrill Lynch financial consultant. His articles on finance, ethics, business, campaign finance reform, and culture have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Boston Globe. His 1989 New York Times op-ed, “Wall Street Ethics: Fuzzy Laws Help Blur The Boundaries,” prompted an invitation to speak before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance. The op-ed presaged the atmosphere of regulatory gray areas contributing to the 2008 mortgage backed securities meltdown.